Rating Haut-Brion's latest baby

6 days 5 hours ago
How leading wine traders and commentators were held captive by a prince, pictured above. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. On 23 March this year 27 of us wine professionals were sent the following email message: ‘On behalf of Prince Robert of Luxembourg, we are delighted to invite you for a very special tasting event
Jancis Robinson

What to eat in June and July

6 days 5 hours ago
A grower's recommendations … (for the UK). Nick took the picture above in Union Square market this week. The text exchange below is between Rachel Humphrey, head chef of London’s highly respected Le Gavroche, and her trusted supplier of many fruit and vegetable ingredients. Vernon Mascarenhas of Nature’s Choice (who, inter alia, as their website
Nick Lander

Single-vineyard Brunellos emerge

6 days 21 hours ago
A new generation is using historical knowledge of where the best grapes grow to map Montalcino piece by piece. Walter investigates developments at Banfi, Argiano, Canalicchio di Sopra, Capanna and Tiezzi, whose legendary Vigna Soccorso is seen above from the walls of Montalcino. Last January, while I was in Montalcino to taste the newly released
Walter Speller

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Margaret River

6 days 21 hours ago
A Coleridgian tribute to an award-winning Western Australian red. From 453.75 Czech koruna, £17.95, $22.95, €21.40, AU$32.99, HK$170, 1,200 Thai baht, CA$50.70, SG$70 Find this wine At Xanadu did Glenn Goodall a stately Cabernet decree. Goodall has been senior winemaker at Xanadu in Western Australia since 2016, having joined the winery in
Richard Hemming MW

Armit Wines and La Rioja Alta - the chance to win three iconic wines

1 week ago

La Rioja Alta sits among the many flagship names of which Armit Wines is the exclusive importer in the UK and that have long formed the core of its leading portfolio. The company’s relationship with the iconic Rioja producer is a great example of the bonds forged with the key producers from Spain, Italy, France, […]

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Decanter Staff

In the alps with Haynes Hanson & Clark

1 week ago
Quite a few bargains from this long-standing UK retailer and importer, plus six vintages of Cantina Kurtatsch's top Cabernet, grown in vineyards pictured above, back to 1992. Haynes Hanson & Clark’s recent showing of their summer wines nicely confirmed what I keep banging on about: that although the focus of interest in bordeaux is on those
Jancis Robinson

Kurtatsch celebrates 120 years

1 week ago
23 June 2022 Our dive into the archives this week produces an ideal companion piece to today's tasting article. 27 July 2020 Mountain sunshine is transformed into precise whites and reds, some notably local, by one of Alto Adige's smallest co-ops. Cantina Kurtatsch had the misfortune to be celebrating its 120th anniversary in May 2020, with
Julia Harding MW